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, we have a little bit of new information. actually, just in in the last couple of minutes from nbc news on this specifically. and i want to tell you what nbc has told us. sources involved are telling nbc news that the pressure cooker bombs in boston were designed and placed to act quote like a homemade clay moor, a powerful directional antipersonnel device, so they don't spray in 360 degrees. they're directional. so these sources are telling nbc news, these and other sources, the triggering mechanism appears to have included a battery pack and a circuit board, elements of a sophisticated triggering mechanism. bo quote it appeared to be built from scratch, but with a sophisticated triggering mechanism. all bombs are crude devices and it is the way they are triggered that can be sophisticated. they functioned as designed. pressure cookers are exactly what you are thinking. they are metal cooking pots that clamp the top down tight with a tight seal allowing you to cook food faster under pressure with a normal lid like a normal pot. if it sounds like i am not a person who cooks, you're
to gather the latest information. here is what we know so far. nbc news reporting 126 injured 17 believed to be in critical condition. new from overnight police kenned two m questioned two men in a boston suburb. state police did not provide other details. so far, no suspects are in custody. several blocks around the finish line are shut down this morning as investigators search for clues as who was responsible for the attack. federal and local authorities along with national guard assisting to keep the scene secure and interview witnesses. police questioned a man being treated as a boston hospital. but they say he is not a suspect or a person of interest. >> we will find out who did this and why they did this. any groups will feel the full weight obvioustice. >> police want to talk to a man seen leaving the area as well as a person driving a rental truck who tried to enter the area. doogle activated a person finder within hours of yesterday's blast. log onto google/personfinder. >> a resource center has been opened in castle park pla sa to help runners. if you want to get a sense of the
attack in boston continues here on news 4 and on nbc nightly news with brian williams at 7:00. >>> and runners from our area, home and describing the chaos they witnessed. one man was directly across the street. mark segraves has more. >> reporter: well, that is right, for john walls and his family, the boston marathon is an annual tradition. his wife has run it 17 times. he has run it three times and this was going to be their daughter's first boston marathon. he was in the grandstands waiting for them to come across the finish line. when the bomb went off he had his video camera rolling. >> oh, no, get out of the stands, get out of the stands. >> when the second one went off, i thought god, you know, we're going to die here. >> reporter: john walls, along with his wife and daughter returned to the arms of their family today at reagan international. the former journalist says yesterday was like nothing he has ever seen. >> the police are screaming, directing you, telling you leave, leave, leave. >> reporter: as he and his family tried to escape the blast area, walls videot
lighter, nbc news terrorism expert. good morning to you. the key question everyone is waking up with is what is your gut? does this bear the hallmarks of some domestic terrorism or do you suspect it may be an act of international terrorism? >> i know it's not very satisfying but from my experience at the national counterterrorism center, you don't follow your gut. what you actually do is very methodically collect these pieces of evidence, it's the forensic evidence, it's the videotape, it's reporting from the cia and fbi and sources and putting that together. my gut is the person who did this has some connection to boston because they so effectively picked the iconic symbol of patriots day and the finish of the boston marathon. i also don't think we have enough information to point in domestic or international terrorism. you have to be careful speculating what it might be. >> on the one hand you have crude devices and on the other hand a coordinated attack. you can look at points on either side of this. >> although the devices weren't as large as we've seen overseas or what we s
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